Psychosocial Correlates of Dietary Intake Among Overweight and Obese Men
Authors: Hagler, Athena S.; Norman, Gregory J.; Zabinski, Marion F.; Sallis, James F.; Calfas, Karen J.; Patrick, Kevin
Source: American Journal of Health Behavior, Volume 31, Number 1, January 2007 , pp. 3-12(10)
Publisher: PNG Publications
Abstract:Objectives : To investigate the relationship between theoretically based psychosocial constructs and dietary components among overweight men.
Methods : Participants were 441 men (BMI M = 34.2). Psychosocial constructs included self-efficacy, decisional balance, social support, and behavior change strategies. Dietary components were fat, fiber, and fruit and vegetable intake.
Results : All significant findings were in the expected direction. Multiple regression models indicated that the psychosocial factors accounted for the most variance in vegetable intake (R2=.13) and the least variance in fat (R2=.05).
Conclusions : Theoretically based psychosocial constructs were related to overweight men's dietary intake and have potential for use in tailored behavior-change interventions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 2007
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